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· January, 2013

Stories about LGBTQIA+ from January, 2013

31 January 2013

Russian Teacher Briefly Fired for Defending LGBT Rights

RuNet Echo

As if Russia's liberals were not already outraged enough about a proposed federal law banning "homosexual propaganda", the firing of an activist school teacher protesting this law has sparked a...

28 January 2013

Homosexuals – The Invisible Minority of Bangladesh

The LGBT communities in Bangladesh remain underground as they face discrimination, verbal abuse, physical abuse, social and legal challenges everyday. This invisible minority uses the internet and social networking to...

25 January 2013

Russian Parliament Confronts Next Threat to Kids: “Homosexual Propaganda”

RuNet Echo

The Russian parliament's effort to defend the nation's children continues. In the last year, Duma deputies have labored feverishly to shield Russia's youth from child pornography and online enticements to...

23 January 2013

Decades-old Banned Song Inspires Many in Japan

The Annual New Year's Eve music show by the Japan Broadcasting Corporation (NHK) intrigued many because of a performance by Akihiro Miwa. He sang Yoitomake no Uta (Song for the...

20 January 2013

Tajikistan Remains ‘Hell for Gays’

A recent discussion in the blogosphere offers a rare glimpse into what it means to be gay in Tajikistan and how the country's people view members of the LGBT community.

17 January 2013

Georgia's Gay Rights Activists Protest Broadcast of Secret Sex Tapes

On January 14, 2013, the Prosecutor’s Office of Georgia announced that the previous chief of the Military Police Megis Kardava, secretly filmed videos of public figures having sex with homosexual...

16 January 2013

Homophobic Hashtag Makes Waves on Twitter in France

The hashtag #SiMonFilsEstGay made waves on Twitter on December 22, 2012, in the French twittersphere. The hashtag is basically a homophobic incitement to violence accompanied by some poor taste "humorous"...

8 January 2013

Dueling Demonstrations Surround Same-Sex Marriage in France

For several months there has been a raging debate in France surrounding 'universal marriage' (i.e. same-sex marriage). Those who oppose same-sex marriage Commitment 31 want for the whole nation, not...

4 January 2013

Uganda in 2012: 50 Years of Independence and Africa's Youngest MP

2012 was one of the happiest years in Uganda's history. Sweet memories of 2012 range from Ugandans electing Africa's youngest Member of Parliament to 50 year independence celebrations.

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